Ronald Reagan had been in the White House for three months when Dave Mona joined Sid Hartman on the Sunday Morning Sports Huddle. The pair celebrated their 30th anniversary together on the WCCO airwaves in 2011. Sid, of course, was a close personal friend of Marconi and joined WCCO a week or two after the invention of radio. Mona was a color analyst on Gopher football broadcasts for 13 years and has won Associated Press, Eric Sevareid and Edward R. Murrow Awards for his pre-game vignettes.
A native of Minneapolis, Mona is a former reporter/editor for WCCO TV and The Minneapolis Tribune. He founded and still chairs Weber Shandwick, which is the largest public relations firm in the region. Late in 2010 he joined the Gopher Athletic Department as special assistant to then Athletics Director Joel Maturi. In his spare time he has been National President of the 60,000 member University of Minnesota Alumni Association, co chair of the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship at Interlachen Country Club, and past chair of the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce and Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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The thing I’ve always enjoyed the most about college football Saturday is that college football is often about the experience as much as the outcome of the game.
I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT WE PROBABLY KNOW AS LITTLE ABOUT PENN STATE AS WE DO ABOUT ANY OTHER TEAM IN THE BIG TEN. OUR HISTORY WITH THEM GOES BACK LESS THAN TWO [...]